Trump thanks Scarborough for saying he looks '20 years younger' than many 2020 Dems

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE on Wednesday offered rare praise for MSNBC's Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough compares Trump to the 'short, fat little man' behind the curtain in 'The Wizard of Oz' Scarborough calls Buttigieg 'the future of the Democratic Party' Brzezinski urges Warren to do Fox News town hall: Candidates should be able to 'walk into any fire' MORE after the "Morning Joe" host said the president "looked 20 years younger than a lot of the 2020 Democratic candidates."

"Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also!" Trump said in a retweet of the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, who had reported on Scarborough's comments Wednesday morning. 

 

Trump and Scarborough have sparred in public repeatedly since Trump captured the Republican nomination for president in May 2016. 

Prior to that point, Trump had regularly appeared on "Morning Joe" by phone for what some characterized as friendly interviews.

Critics called Scarborough and co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report: McGahn inflames Dem divisions on impeachment Scarborough calls Buttigieg 'the future of the Democratic Party' Brzezinski urges Warren to do Fox News town hall: Candidates should be able to 'walk into any fire' MORE's relationship with Trump a "bromance of convenience" and accused them of "brown-nosing."

But, since then, Scarborough has frequently lashed out at the president, calling him "more of a threat to U.S. than any foreign adversary," while both hosts have claimed multiple times that they think Trump is suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Trump has often fired back at the pair, calling Scarborough "Pyscho Joe" and Brzezinski "Low I.Q. Mika" while targeting their program for what the former television star calls low ratings.